In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, and selling more than eleven million albums and with ten RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. He has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, “60 Minutes,” E! Entertainment, “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” and “The Tonight Show,” Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” along with appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more. A vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman, along with his wife Mary Beth, founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.
GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakersShenandoah, fueled by Marty Raybon’sdistinctive vocalsand the band’s skilled musicianship, are celebrated fordelivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”,“Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classicsas “I Want to be Loved Like That” and theGRAMMY®winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart”duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Marty Raybon and MikeMcGuire launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career with their new recordEvery Road,whichincludescollaborations withBlake Shelton,Luke Bryan,Ashley McBryde,Dierks Bentley,LadyA,Zac Brown Band,Carly Pearce,Cody JohnsonandBrad Paisley.Raybonand McGuire formed Shenandoahin 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell,keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal withColumbia Records andbegan establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’ssophomore effort,The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits—“She Doesn't Cry Anymore”and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits—“Church on CumberlandRoad,” “Sunday in theSouth” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent twoweeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a countryband's first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helpedpropel sales of the albumto more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album.Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family whilereveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and“Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country MusicAssociation Award for Vocal Event of the year and a GRAMMY® for Best Country Performance by a Duoor Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in1991.
VIP Meet and Greet Opportunity:
There are 100 VIP Meet and Greet tickets that we are selling for $75 each. VIP guest will meet Jon Heder in person before the movie begins. You will also receive a poster signed by Heder.
About the Show:
This unique evening includes a full screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast member, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
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Much has changed since the beloved indie classic “Napoleon Dynamite” was made more than 17 years ago, but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes “Napoleon Dynamite” one of the most quoted movies of our time. “Napoleon Dynamite” makes us laugh – and laugh hard – over and over again.
About the Movie:
“Napoleon Dynamite” (Jon Heder) comes from the rural town of Preston, Idaho. He is a new kind of hero with his red ‘fro, sweet moon boots, and stellar ninja moves. When Napoleon isn’t fighting with his brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), trying to avoid his conniving Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), or feeding his Grandma’s pet llama, he spends his time drawing magical creatures. After making two new friends, Deb (Tina Majorino) and Pedro (Efren Ramirez), its Napoleon’s job to get Pedro voted for class president by unleashing his secret weapon.
The Rounder Records debut from Amythyst Kiah, Wary + Strange marks the glorious collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots/old-time-music scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years, including recognition from Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” Along with tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed in part through her studies in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, Country Music program, the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.
Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird) and made with esteemed musicians like Blake Mills, Wary + Strange arrives as a deeply immersive body of work, endlessly redefining the limits of roots music in its inventive rhythms and textures. With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Kiah gracefully interlaces political commentary and personal revelation, ultimately offering a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance.
Yasmin Williams sits on her leather couch, her guitar stretched across her lap horizontally with its strings turned to the sky. She taps on the fretboard with her left hand as her right hand plucks a kalimba placed on the guitar’s body. Her feet, clad in tap shoes, keep rhythm on a mic’d wooden board placed under her. Even with all limbs in play, it’s mind boggling that the melodic and percussive sounds that emerge are made by just one musician, playing in real time. With her ambidextrous and pedidextrous, multi-instrumental techniques of her own making and influences ranging from video games to West African griots subverting the predominantly white male canon of fingerstyle guitar, Yasmin Williams is truly a guitarist for the new century. So too is her stunning sophomore release, Urban Driftwood, an album for and of these times. Though the record is instrumental, its songs follow a narrative arc of 2020, illustrating both a personal journey and a national reckoning, through Williams’ evocative, lyrical compositions.
A native of northern Virginia, Williams, now 24, began playing electric guitar in 8th grade, after she beat the video game Guitar Hero 2 on expert level. Initially inspired by Jimi Hendrix and other shredders she was familiar with through the game, she quickly moved on to acoustic guitar, finding that it allowed her to combine fingerstyle techniques with the lap-tapping she had developed through Guitar Hero, as well as perform as a solo artist. By 10th grade, she had released an EP of songs of her own composition. Deriving no lineage from “American primitive” and rejecting the problematic connotations of the term, Williams’ influences include the smooth jazz and R&B she listened to growing up, Hendrix and Nirvana, go-go and hip-hop. Her love for the band Earth, Wind and Fire prompted her to incorporate the kalimba into her songwriting, and more recently, she’s drawn inspiration from other Black women guitarists such as Elizabeth Cotten, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Algia Mae Hinton. On Urban Driftwood, Williams references the music of West African griots through the inclusion of kora (which she recently learned) and by featuring the hand drumming of 150th generation djeli of the Kouyate family, Amadou Kouyate, on the title track.
Since its release in January 2021, Urban Driftwood has been praised by numerous publications such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Wasington Post, NPR Music, No Depression, Paste Magazine, and many others. Williams will be touring in support of Urban Driftwood throughout 2021.